Reading Material

Some of the books and journal articles I have read for research:

Beck, J.R., Gundry, S.N., (Eds), 2005, Two Views on Women in Ministry, Revised Ed., Zondervan, Grand Rapids. 

Beeson, T., 2011, The Church’s Other Half, SCM, London.

Bilezikian, G., 2006, Beyond Sex Roles, Baker, Grand Rapids.

Booth, W.C., Colomb, G.G., Williams, J.M., Bizup, J., Fitzgerald, W.T., 2016, The Craft of Research, 4thEd., Chicago, Chicago.

Bruce, F.F., 1982, ‘Women in the Church: A Biblical Survey’, Christian Brethren Review, 33: 7-14

Cohick, L. H., July 2017, ‘Biblical Hermeneutics for Women’s Full Participation in Ministry’, No Barriers Symposium, Baptist Churches South Australia. 

Cunningham, L., Hamilton, D.J., 2000, Why Not Women? Seattle, YWAM.

Dolezal L, Lyons B., 2017, ‘Health-related shame: an affective determinant of health?’, Med Humanit; 43:257–263. doi:10.1136/medhum-2017-011186 

Giles, K., 2018, What The Bible Actually Teaches On Women, Cascade, Eugene.

Grenz, S. J., with Muir Kjesbo, D., 1995, Women in The Church – A Biblical Theology of Women in Ministry,Intervarsity, Downers Grove. 

Gretchen, G.H, 1991, Equal to Serve, Baker, Grand Rapids.

Johnson, A.F., (Ed), 2010, How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership – Compelling Stories from Prominent Evangelicals, Zondervan, Grand Rapids.

Lederleitner, M.T., 2018, Women In God’s Mission, Intervarsity, Downers Grove.

Lee-Barnewall, M., 2016, Neither Complementarian nor Egalitarian, Baker, Grand Rapids.

Mason, J., 2002, Qualitative Researching, 2ndEd., Sage, London.

McCrindle, M., 2017, ‘Faith and Belief in Australia Report’, McCrindle Research, https://mccrindle.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Faith-and-Belief-in-Australia-Report_McCrindle_2017.pdf (24/11/18)

McKnight, S., 2014, Kingdom Conspiracy – Returning To The Radical Mission Of The Local Church, Brazos, Grand Rapids.

Murphy, E., Starling, D., (Eds), 2016, The Gender Conversation, Morling, Macquarie Park. 

Scholer, D. M., 1984. ‘The Biblical Basis for Equal Partnership’ (Adapted from The Covenant Companion Series), Used by Fuller Seminary, entitled A Biblical Basis for Equal Partnership: Women and Men in the Ministry of the Church, resources@fuller.edu.  (27/7/2018).

Sullies, P., Fall 2000; ‘The Stained-Glass Ceiling for Women Clergy’, Sociology of Religion; 61, 3, Religion Database pg. 243.

Tucker, R. A., 1992, Women in The Maze, Intervarsity, Downers Grove. 

Van Rheede van Oudtshoorn, A., 2011, ‘Obeying God? Obeying Paul? Bridging the socio-cultural context in the interpretation of Biblical imperatives’, Verbum et Ecclesia32 ( 1), Art. #480, 7pages.doi:10.4102/ve.v32i1.480.

White, A. E., 2015, ‘Female Ministers in Pastoral Leadership: A Phenomenological Study’, A Dissertation Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Management in Organizational Leadership: University of Phoenix.

Witherington III, B., Aug 2004, ‘Women in Ministry’, A Burleigh College Public Lecture, Adelaide, South Australia. 

Wright, N.T., Autumn 2006, ‘The Biblical Basis for Women’s Service in The Church’, Priscilla Papers, Vol.20, No.4, pp 5-10.

Wu, J., Stetzer, E., April 2, 2014, ‘How To Despise Shame’, http://honorshame.com/despise-shame/ (24/11/2018).  

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Book reviews

Women In God's Mission

I found this book written by Mary Lederleitner, published by Intervarsity,  an excellent read that is easy to understand and yet profound in the insights it offers. 


The book contains a summary of her PHD research insights from listening to the real stories of women who have remained faithful to serve in leadership roles the midst of challenges. Mary provides her insights into what makes these women stand out and in what ways they offer a best practice model based on their desire to build the kingdom of God through their leadership gifts and talents.


Mary doesn't shy away from the difficult question of gender discrimination that the women she interviewed have all experienced in some way, but follows their lead in focussing on how they have overcome and been resilient so that the purposes of God are fulfilled in their lives and ministries.


At the end of each chapter Mary has included some questions that would contribute towards healthy discussion as part of group or individual study i.e What do you think about the idea that "it's not about you" but rather success is following God and obeying him?



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